How do you stop the illegal wildlife trade? One way is to make sure that traffickers can’t get their illegal plant and animal materials to market. And that’s where transportation companies – including airlines – can help.
While Air Canada may be best known for its passenger activities, its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides global transportation serving cities around the world. With such a large-scale, international operation, the airline can play a meaningful role in helping to prevent the devastating impact of the illegal wildlife trade. Air Canada recently doubled down on its commitment by signing the Buckingham Palace Declaration (BPD), a set of 11 commitments for transport organizations who are engaged in fighting the trade in illegal wildlife.